Get your Motorhead Xmas present!
If you’ve heard and need a reminder or haven’t and want to celebrate Lemmy on what would have been his 72nd birthday (a.k.a. Christmas), remember to get your free gift from Motörhead:
New Lemmy Track!
“Approximately six months before his death, the metal icon collaborated with Chris Declercq on what would become his final solo recording. ‘We Are The Ones’ is available to listen to […] now” – via NME
A Tribute To Lemmy By Brian May
In case you missed it when it was first published, as I did, Metalwani.com has it in full, Dr. Brian May’s tribute to our legendary hero, Lemmy:
Queen’s Brian May Calls Lemmy Kilmister ‘The Original Mould Of A Hard Rock Icon’ In Emotional Tribute
Love Me Like A Reptile
‘Nastiest sea creature to ever inhabit Earth’ named after Lemmy from Motörhead
“He was the hell-raising, grizzled, frontman of Motörhead who took pride in his excessive hardcore lifestyle and once invited fans to ‘Love Me Like a Reptile.’
So when palaeontologists at the National History Museum were choosing a name for their new ferocious Jurassic sea-crocodile, Lemmy seemed the obvious choice.”
P.S.: Learn how to spell, Telegraph editors!
Previously unreleased: Heroes
As many fans probably know, Motörhead recorded a cover of David Bowie’s Heroes during the Bad Magic sessions. In the run up to the release of their covers compilation Under Cöver, a video for the cover has now been released through Rolling Stone.
You can also pre-order Under Cöver at PledgeMusic.
Lemmy Solo Album!
The rumoured Lemmy solo album may see the light of day later this year:
“Jim Voxx of Skew Siskin revealed this afternoon on Steve Göldby Talks Metal via TotalRock that he is working on Lemmy’s solo album which he estimates will be released later this year.”
One year ago today
Tonight, a year ago, we lost the man, the legend, one of the last of a dying breed, Mr. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. The hole he left is more gaping than any sinkhole, but the hefty catalog of work he left us stands tall and proud among the wreckage of rock’n’roll. Take care of George and Carrie, uncle rotter!
Mini-documentary on Lemmy statue & MC5 HOF
A short documentary on the making of the Lemmy statue at the Rainbow Bar and Grill has been posted on Youtube:
Also, the MC5, the inspiration for Motörhead, have been nominated for inclusion in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame next year. Vote here to make sure they stand a chance of getting recognised!
Newly published interview with Lemmy
Noisey have published the following interview as a part of their Guitar Moves series. It was shot a few months before Lemmy’s passing at the Rainbow.
In other news, Heacycon has been merged with Insomnia60.